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How would you go about 'saving'/'retrieving' your daughter's pet hampster from the pull-out couch that isn't pulled out? ...

This happened just within the past few minutes --- the rodent (dubbed 'Findlay') is out of harms way, but it was a challenge to get it out of the newly found 'jungle gym,' nonetheless.

Tell me what you would have done to get him out ...

...And then I'll tell you what I did, which ended up working, after a bit of 'tweaking'...

2599 day(s) ago

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Hmmmmm... I don't know that much about hamster behavior, but I suppose I would try to think of ways to either make its current environment undesirable, or a new one look good.... or both.
Maybe turn its cage into a live trap, with food and water as bait?
Slide a digital recorder with cat meows under the couch?
Set up a little mail box on a post, and when it comes out to check for mail, drop a net?
Try to serve it with a summons.... it'll duck out the back?
Get a "Teletubbies" DVD and wait for it to come out to watch?
Wait for a storm warning siren, it'll head for the basement?
Keep spinning its running wheel, it'll think someone is messing with its stuff and come out to investigate?
Slide a gift certificate to Petco under the couch; it'll come out to go shopping?
Talk it into a game of Gin Rummy?
Send it a draft notice; it'll make a run for America?
Play John Philip Sousa on the stereo; they love parades?
Dress up like a Sheriff, and foreclose on the couch?
Make tacos for supper?
One of those should work.

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Trissinger
2598 day(s) ago
AAAAAAhahahahaHAHAahahaha!!!

You got me rolling in the isles, K!!

Trissinger
2598 day(s) ago
...I particularly like the "digital recorder with cat meows" one --- maybe that's the "farmer's wife with the carving knife within," haha!! ...

What I finally did was to take the long end of a broom and wave it beneath the couch --- on first trials, the rodent simply skipped over it like I was playing a game.

I refined my tactic, raising the broom a half inch off the floor, slowly guiding it towards the nearest edge of the sofa. (Or should i say 'chesterfield' --- for some reason, Americans keep on thinking that's what we call 'couches' -?-)

Trissinger
2598 day(s) ago
Of course, the below idea only worked once it got tired of 'exploring' between the sheets --- I'm still wondering what little 'surprise packages' it might have left behind, to trace its way back home, no doubt...

(K, I've missed your humour!)

Trissinger
2598 day(s) ago
(...ah, they were all good... just re-read 'em, hehe!!)

Kravenhead
2597 day(s) ago

Glad ya gottem out.

 
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